Accession Number:

ADA525699

Title:

Colombia: Civil-Military Relations in the Midst of War

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Civil-military relations deal not only with who makes decisions about the use of force but what is decided. Any discussion of civil-military relations must address how the military relates to elements of civil society, including insurgents, nacrco-traffickers and other criminals, paramilitary militias, and nongovernmental organizations, especially those groups focused on human rights. In this context, assessing civil military relations in Colombia requires appreciation of several factors a long standing democratic tradition, the evolution of the defense sector since the Cold War, and the efforts by the armed forces to stabilize civil-military relations in a war-torn society.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE